HOTEL MOLÍ BLANC
Molí Blanc paper mill was built in 1750 near the Anoia river shore.
Paper mills were always built near water since it was used as hydraulic energy and it was also a main ingredient for the production of paper.
Paper mills were soon created in Catalonia and Anoia became the most active and famous region as far as paper production is concerned. The name of Molí Blanc (white mill) comes from its white facades, which were built with a serigraphy of white lime mortar, highlighting the doors, windows and the bottom part of the overhanging roof with mud painted with rhombus made out of white lime.
It is not difficult to image the charm of this mill during its first years. Molí Blanc Hotel keeps the traditional shape of the paper mills in Catalonia that is different from other constructions: belvedere, bottom floor, first floor and basement. The architecture of Molí Blanc has the same construction as a stately house.
The building is created as an isolated element surrounded by land. Its architectural distribution was designed to solve the production needs and the owner’s accommodation needs.